Kindergarten


With our smaller class size and a twelve to one max student to teacher ratio, our dedicated staff is able to provide not only an accelerated curriculum for our students, but also more individualized instruction that benefits students who need additional help and support in an academic skill.

Our absolute commitment to daily experiences in music, art, foreign languages, and physical education, including yoga, distinguishes us from other schools, including other private schools. The indispensability of these learning opportunities is central to our educational philosophy of developing the whole child. It is our sincere belief that, along with highly responsive instructional practices in core academic subjects, cultural growth begets social and inner growth, and brings out the absolute best in each student.

Our Kindergarten enrollment guidelines do not restrict students from entering and starting Kindergarten based purely on their birth date. Rather than rely on the state cut-off date for enrollment, we factor in the child’s emotional readiness, academic ability, stamina, as well as other aspects.

Schedule a tour today for further information about our Kindergarten program!

 

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

Reading

Consonant names and sounds

Blends

Two vowel rule

Vowel alone sounds

Selected “sight” words (i.e.: the, of, to, do, who, I, a)

Long and short vowel sounds

Word families such as: at and ing

Readers:

I See

Joan

The Red Book

Spelling

Printing upper and lower case alphabet

Weekly spelling lessons of five words starting in January

Dictated stories of three to five sentences

Grammar

Singular vs. plural

Vocabulary development

Introduction to noun/verb agreement

Introduction of the who/doing sentence

Capitals and punctuation

Literature

Johnny Crow’s New Garden

April’s Kittens

The Little Engine That Could

Selected poems from Robert Louis Stevenson

Over in the Meadow

Marshmallow

Play With Me

Math

Printing numbers 1 – 100

Spelling numbers one to ten

Number line 1 – 9

Addition:

Adding one to sums of 1 – 9

Adding two to sums of 2 – 9

Adding three to sums of 3-9

Subtraction:

Subtracting one with remainders of 0 – 8

Subtracting two with remainders of 0 – 7

Measuring whole inches with a ruler

Sorting and categorizing data

Counting and identifying pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters

Telling time to the whole hour and half hour

Identifying less/more, greater/smaller

Estimating

Simple graphs

Counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s

Recognizing and continuing patterns

Science

Life Science:

Nutrition

Plants

Animal

Physical Science:

Weather

Seasons

Heat/Cold

Earth Sciences:

Conservation of Earth’s resources

Characteristics of landforms

Social Studies

Famous Americans

US symbols and national holidays

Citizenship

Months of the year

Days of the week

Life long ago vs. my community today

KINDERGARTEN VOWEL CHART

a+                    e+                    i+                     o+                    u+

 

 

(a)                    (e)                    (i)                     (o)                    (u)